Thought Factory Podcast #801 || Legislating the Digital Playground for Adolescents

When society shifted from analog to digital, we were soon introduced to the internet, which allowed our society connect with almost every other one in the world.  Eventually, that birthed the iPhone and every other smart device that followed.  As technology advances at a rapid pace, the laws that regulate them have not kept up the pace.  An iPhone in the hands of a child or an adolescent gives them access to anyone in the world, which can cause safety concerns.  An iPhone in the hands of a young driver can cause significant harm.  What do we do about it?

Hosts Jeff Eckart and Jayson Brewer speak with Senator John Rodgers from Vermont about his bill proposal to ban cellphones from anyone under the age of 21, as well as, Chris McKenna from about their legislation to help regulate the ratings process in the App Stores.